The Fire Technology Advanced Firefighter Certificate of Proficiency is designed for the advancement of professional Texas Commission on Fire Protection certified firefighters. The Fire Specialization is made up of courses that meet the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) model curriculum. FESHE is a nationally recognized network of colleges and universities that have created a standardized undergraduate curriculum that is national in scope, content, and outcomes. This national model curriculum allows for easier transfer of coursework for those interested in furthering their education. Students who successfully complete the Basic Fire Academy coursework and the FESHE coursework will be eligible to receive an Advanced Firefighter Certificate-Fire Service Specialization. Attainment of the Certificate does not result in Basic Firefighter Certification.
To qualify for the Advanced Firefighter (FESHE) Certificate of Proficiency, the student must complete a Capstone Experience in the final semester of the program.
Texas commissioned Structural Firefighters may receive credit for the Basic Fire Academy series (FIRS 1301, FIRS 1407, FIRS 1313, FIRS 1319, FIRS 1203, FIRS 1323, FIRS 1329, and FIRS 1433) once they have completed all other requirements.
This is a TSI restricted certificate program. Students declaring this major are subject to TSI regulations.
Program advisor is Brad Barrick, advising specialist in fire technology, (806) 787-4745.